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Workflow Filters


The Workflow Filters feature is intended to make metadata entry more consistent and allow you to identify incomplete data or other problems.Run the menu command under Library > Plug-in Extras and the plugin audits the selected pictures, writing values to the Workflow Filters custom fields which can you can view in the Filter Panel or through Smart Collections:

  1. “is Missing” tests whether the image is online or not
  2. Check if there you have entered the IPTC Title, Headline and Caption. This is needed because Lightroom still fails to have Filter Panel or Smart Collection criteria to check if the title or caption is empty and doesn't let you filter by the values that have been entered:
    1. Title*
    2. Headline*
    3. Caption*
  3. #Keywords counts the number of keywords entered - useful for controlling data entry
  4. Stack position
  5. Month breaks out the month from the Date Time Original field (needed because Lightroom can't easily get all shots taken in January, for example)

All of these extra audit fields can be shown in the Filter Panel (below) or in Smart Collections. Here in the Library Filter Panel, #Keywords shows me that 2 images have no keywords assigned, while most others have 6-10 or 11-15. So those 2 images probably need more attention.

Note that these are not “live” values - they are recalculated each time you run the Parse and Audut menu command. So, while Lightroom’s Smart Collections have a “keywords is empty” criterion, the pictures disappear as soon as you enter one keyword. With Workflow Filters, this doesn't happen as it only recalculates the number when you want it to. You can then see if you’ve entered as many keywords as you need - and identify any exceptions.

Parse fields 1-5

You can define up to 5 fields to audit, so you can filter by almost any field including EXIF, IPTC or Develop values. As with fields such as Title* or Caption*, these are recalculated each time you run the Parse and Audut menu command.

Pricing and Payment

You may download and try the plugin for free, subject to its trial limitations. To unlock the full functionality you will need to purchase a copy.

Payments may be made via Credit Card or PayPal, and are securely processed via our payment partner - Paddle.


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